From the Boardroom to the Himalayas; these inspirational Employees are soon to embark on a trip of a lifetime, raising funds to improve children’s education in Nepal.

We are proud to announce we are again partnering with Computershare's Change A Life foundation for Trek Nepal 2019, raising funds to improve children’s education in Nepal.

The Trek Nepal 2019 team consists of 22 Computershare employees from Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. With an ambitious fundraising target of AUD 143,000, they have dedicated extensive amounts of time fundraising for the cause while also training for the mountainous 6-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

The inaugural Trek Nepal occurred in 2018 when 30 Computershare employees completed the arduous yet visually stunning journey. The Trek Nepal 2018 team exceeded their initial fundraising target, raising over AUD 225,000 for our World Youth International School, ensuring that the school can continue to support the many local children who may not otherwise receive an education.

Trek Nepal 2019 participants will spend twelve days in Nepal, where they will embark on a trip of a lifetime, strenuously hiking through the Annapurna Himalayan range. They will complete the Trek with a welcome reception at the World Youth International School where they will be able to see first-hand how their efforts are making a positive impact on the lives of the students within the school, as well as the wider community.

While Nepal’s overall poverty rates have decreased over the past decade, two-thirds of its children are still deprived of at least one of seven basic human needs. With 40% of Nepal’s population under the age of 18, providing support to educate and empower Nepalese children is vital so they can develop the skills to successfully grow into self-sufficient adults.

“Nepal experiences many development challenges and a large proportion of the population live below the poverty line. Congratulations to the Trek Nepal 2019 team of Computershare employees on making the commitment to participate in this wonderful adventure for such a worthwhile cause,” says Terry Hoey, World Youth International Operations Manager.

“I have no doubt their passion and generosity will make a difference to the lives of students at the World Youth International School and their families. I am deeply impressed with the generosity and dedication of Computershare’s fundraising efforts and support of our projects in Nepal. I wish the team all the best in preparing for their journey over the next month.”

Stuart Irving, CEO of Computershare, said: "I’m really proud to see another group of our people heading over to Nepal to take part in such an epic trek as part of our global Change A Life programme.

“World Youth International is a wonderful charity and their support for education in Nepal makes a huge difference to a great number of young people. Doing the right thing is a crucial part of Computershare’s culture, whether that’s treating our clients and each other well at work or supporting our local communities and those further afield.”

The team commence their Trek Nepal on 6 November. Stay tuned - we will be following their journey!

Meet some of the Trek Nepal 2019 Team:

Aaron Davies

Rachel Sakurai

Evan Giosis

Simone de Kretser

Tony Canterbury

Nicole Lewis

You can help them achieve their fundraising goal and improve children’s education in Nepal by donating here: https://worldyouth.org.au/fundraising/trek-nepal-2019

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